Herald of Truth Obituaries - November, 1878

Herald of Truth - Volume XV, Number 11 - November 1878, pages 197 and 198

ANGLEMYER.-CORRECTION.-In the notice of the death of HANNAH ANGLEMYER in the September number of the Herald, it was stated that she "leaves father, mother, and ten brothers and sisters." This was a mistake. It should have been stated that her father, mother and five brothers and sisters have gone before, while ten remain to mourn their loss.

BEILER.-Aug. 6th, near Allenville, Mifflin Co., Pa., of the infirmities of age, JONATHAN BEILER. He was confined to his bed eight months, and frequently expressed a desire to be called home to his Redeemer, and leave this world of trouble. He bore his afflictions with Christian patience. Buried the 8th, when appropriate remarks were made by John and Christian Peachy from John 5:21-29; and Rev. 11:11-15.

MEYERS.-Aug. 25th, near Mogadore, Summit Co., Ohio, after a lingering illness, JOSEPH MEYERS, aged 75 years, 10 months and 9 days.

LEHMAN.-Aug. 27th, in York Co., Canada, of an internal tumor, Sister SUSANNA LEHMAN, widow, aged 78 years, 11 months and 19 days. Her earthly remains were deposited in Smith's burying-ground. Early in life she took up the cross of Christ and united with the Mennonite church to which she remained faithful; and through the grace of God she received strength to overcome the adversities and conflicts with which she was so frequently surrounded during the greater portion of her years. We may well say, She has fought a good fight, she has kept the faith, and now she will be crowned according to her works. Funeral sermon by Joseph Weidman and Pre. Fishburn.

BERKY.-Aug. 31st, in Markham, York Co., Canada, of a cancer like disease in his mouth, Bro. CHRISTIAN BERKY, aged 80 years, 10 months and 29 days. He was buried in the presence of a large concourse of people, at Weidman's burying-ground, where services were held by Samuel Huber and ----- Mohr. Brother Berky was a faithful member of the church, and a true and good patterns for his children and grand-children. He was born in Somerset Co., Pa. and came to Canada with his father about the year 1806, and lived in this vicinity about 72 years. In temporal things he was abundantly blest, but without doubt, his aged eyes beheld much that to him was displeasing through the great changes among his posterity.

STROPE.-Sept. 13th, in St. Joseph Co., Ind., HANNAH, wife of Daniel STROPE, and daughter of Bro. and sister Daniel Freed, of Elkhart Co., Ind., aged 22 years and 26 days. A few days previous to her death they moved to their new home, when she was called to the shores of time. She leaves a bereaved husband and an infant, while the other child was placed in her arms, and their remains were buried the 14th, in the North Union burying-ground, followed by a vast multitude of sympathing relatives and neighbors. May this dispensation of God's providence make a lasting impression upon all present, and especially on our young friend. Services by J. A. Beutler and J. M. Culbertson.

"Ah! youth, beware, and do prepare,
To meet the men ter death;
For he may come when you are young,
And steal away your breath."

Transcriber's note: In this one there might be a mother and a child. Wording is not clear. dk

NAGLE.-Sept. 15th, in Branch Co., Mich., at the residence of his Uncle Wm. Swartz, WILLIAM NAGLE, aged 28 years, 4 months and 12 days. He was the son of George and Lucinda Nagle of Schuylkill Co., Pa. Buried the 16th at Pleasant Hill burying-ground. Funeral services by Peter Long and Harvey Friesner. Text: Job. 14:1,2.

EBY.-Sept. 17th, in Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa., ELISABETH EBY, aged 63 years, 3 months and 11 days. She was a sister of the Old Brethren (Tunker) church. Services by John Newcomer, Jacob Kreider, and Henry Lichty. Text: Rom. 8:1-9.

YODER.-Sept. 21st, near Goshen, Elkhart Co., Ind., Bro. MICHAEL YODER, aged 79 years and 6 months. Buried the 22nd. Bro. Yoder was of the Amish church. The funeral services were conducted by David Kauffman and John Gnagy, from 1 Cor. 9:24-27. He was sick only eight days, and we hope he went to sleep in peace.

McGOWEN.-Sept. 22nd, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of lung fever, LUCINDA, wife of Wm. McGOWEN, aged 21 years, 8 months and 15 days. A few months ago a young man was shot at McGowen's; this caused them to reflect on their past life and they both united with the Baptists. She leaves a bereaved husband and one child to mourn their loss. Buried on the 23rd in the Baptist burying-ground, in the presence of many relatives and neighbors. Peace to her ashes. Discourses by Elder David Fauley and J. M. Culbertson.

YODER.-Sept. 23rd, near Canton, Stark Co., Ohio, at the residence of her son, Sister CATHARINE YODER, widow of Christian Yoder, at the advanced age of 88 years. She was a sister in the Amish church, and remained faithful to the Lord.

BURKHOLDER.-Sept. 24th, in Wayne Co., Ohio, of dropsy of the heart, MAGDALENA T., wife of Christian BURKHOLDER, aged 76 years, 7 months and 12 days. Buried on the 26th in the presence of a large assemblage of friends and neighbors. She leaves a deeply bereaved husband, 7 children, and 30 grand-children. She was patient in affliction till the Lord released her. Funeral services were held by B. D. Steiner, from Job 14:1,2.

LOUCKS.-Sept. 24th, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of cholera infantum, JOSEPH M., only child of William H. and ----- LOUCKS, aged 1 year and 1 day. Buried on the 25th, at the North Union burying-ground. Services by J. A. Beutler and J. M. Culbertson.

"One sweet flower has drooped and faded,
One sweet infant gone to rest;
Calmly little Joseph Martin lies,
Safely in the Savior's breast."

PLANK.-Sept. 20th, in St. Joseph's Co., Mich., JOSEPH PLANK, aged 31 years, 4 months and 26 days. His sickness of 8 days commenced with chills and fever, and ended with congestive chills. He leaves a bereaved widow and 4 children to mourn his early departure, but our loss is his gain. Truly in the midst of life death will come. Funeral services by John Hertzler and John Shoemaker. Buried on the 22nd.

NEWCOMER.-Sept. 20th, near Moultrie, Columbiana Co., Ohio, Pre. JACOB NEWCOMER, at the advanced age of 91 years and 16 days. He was born in York Co., Pa., and moved to the place where he lived and died in 1819. He was ordained to the ministry in 1831, and was faithful to his calling, and discharged his duties until the last two years, but his seat in the church was seldom vacant during service; and in the morning of his death he entertained a hope that on the following Sabbath he could once more, with his brethren, partake of the emblems of the broken body of our Lord and Master Jesus. But the angel of death called him from the stage of action in a ripe, old age, to the home of the blessed, where the righteous forever rest from their labors.

LANDIS.-Oct. 4th, in Windsor, York Co., Pa., of old age, Bro. MICHAEL LANDIS, aged 82 years, 7 months and 22 days. The funeral services were conducted by Bish. F. Stauffer, and David Witmer, from Psa. 90:12.

SPITNAUB.-Oct. 8th, in Putnam Co., Ohio, of dropsy of the heart, Sister ESTHER SPITNAUB, at the age of 60 years, 1 month and 10 days. Buried on the 9th, at which time services were held by C. B. Brenneman.

WITMER.-Oct. 10th, in Spring Garden, York Co., Pa., caused by his leg being broken nine days previous, Bro. DANIEL WITMER, at the age of 78 years, 2 months and 27 days. Appropriate remarks were delivered on the funeral occasion by A. and D. Witmer, from Rev. 14:13.

MOYER.-Oct. 10th, in Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., P., of dysentery, WILLIAM S. MOYER, son of Jonas Moyer, at the age of 14 years, 10 months and 4 days. Buried on the following Sunday at the Franconia Meeting-house, at which opportunity Henry Nice, Josiah Clemmer, and ----- Landis spoke words of comfort to the multitude present.

RITTENHOUSE.-Sept. 13th, in Lincoln Co., Ont., of bowel complaint and erysipelas, DAVID, son of John F. and Elisabeth RITTENHOUSE, aged 1 month and 8 days.

KRATZ.-Oct. 1st, at the same place, of typhoid fever, Sister MARGARET KRATZ, wife of Andrew Kratz, aged 45 years, 6 months and 26 days. She was buried at the Moyer Meeting-house on the 3rd, where a large number of relatives and friends assembled to mourn with the bereaved husband and 10 children, of which the youngest is only about 18 months old. But I think none mourned as those who have no hope. She has been a faithful sister in the church for a number of years. Funeral services were delivered at the house by F. Bowman, S. S. Bowman in German, and at the Meeting-house by A. K. Honsberger in English.

PARRET.-Sept. 16th, near Dale Enterprise, Rockingham Co., Va., of consumption, MARY PARRET, widow of Branson M. Parret, aged 63 years, 2 months and 1 day. Buried at Weaver's burying-ground.

BECHTEL.-Oct. 20th, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of consumption, Sister BARBARA BECHTEL, wife of John Bechtel, aged 53 years and 8 months. She was buried at Shaum's burying-ground, where services were conducted by James Culbertson and John F. Funk, from 2 Sam. 12:23. She leaves a sorrowing husband and a family of children to mourn their loss, but they need not mourn as those who have no hope, for she left us the evidences that she is gone to inherit a better country. Let us only all try to follow her good example, and when we leave this world of sorrow and suffering we may have an unfading inheritance in the land where sorrow and death can never come.

CHRISTOPHER.-Oct. 8th, in Fayette Co., Pa., of palsy, Sister EVE CHRISOPHER, wife of B. Christopher, daughter of Joseph Bixler, in her 76th year. A few hours previous to the attack she conversed freely, in which she stated that she was ready and waiting for the messenger to summon her home, to dwell with Jesus. We hope she is now at rest, and our loss is her gain. She was buried the 9th. Funeral services by J. N. Durr, and David Johnson. Text: 1 Cor. 15:55.

HEATWOLE.-Sept. 29th, near Dale Enterprise, Rockingham Co., Va., of erysipelas and fever, WILLIAM PERRY HEATWOLE, son of Peter S. and Nancy Heatwole, aged 8 years, 3 months and 13 days. Buried at Weaver's burying-ground.

AESCH.-Sept. 18th, in Juniata Co., Pa., very suddenly, Sister BARBARA AESCH, wife of Jacob Aesch, at the age of 64 years, 8 months and 12 days. She was a beloved and faithful sister of the Amish Mennonite church. She was a dear mother, a light in the world, and a good example in the church, a patient Christian, and had a desire to be with Jesus. She leaves a sorrowing husband and nine children to mourn the loss of husband and children.* On the 20th her remains were laid in the earth, in the presence of a large assemblage of persons. The funeral services were conducted by John Beache, from John 5:24; Rev. 14:13.

*Transcriber's note: "She leaves a sorrowing husband and nine children to mourn the loss of husband and children." --- typed as printed.

WITMER.-Oct. 17th, in Manor, Lancaster Co., Pa., of congestive fever, JOHN, only son of Abraham and Mary WITMER, aged 1 year, 7 months and 1 day.

He was lovely, he was fair,
And for a while was given;
An angel came and claimed his own,
And bore him home to heaven.

SCHROCK.-Oct. 12th, in Sharon Twp., Johnson Co., Iowa of typhoid fever, and inflammation of the bowels, JOHN S. SCHROCK, at the age of 25 years, 7 months and 11 days. He leaves a sorely bereaved wife to mourn her loss, yet she mourns not as those having no hope. Towards the last, he suffered excruciating pain, and he said that he was ready to depart. His remains were interred on the 13th in the presence of many relatives and friends. Chr. Miller and Fred. Schwartzentruber spoke on the occasion from 1 Cor. 15:50, and 1 Thess. 4:13.

IPE.-Oct. 10th, in Locke township, Elkhart Co., Ind., infant son of Henry and Elisabeth IPE. Buried on the 11th in the Wakarusa burying-ground. Remarks by J. M. Culbertson.

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington

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